The School has produced nearly 500 graduate of the BSc in Computer Science since its inception in 1997. In the recent years we have seen several students consistently converting good ideas created during their undergraduate studies into profitable commercial ventures of high value to its target market. These technology savvy, creative, innovative, and dynamic students who are passionate about their work have turned themselves into technoprenuers. Here are some of the success stories:
Marianne Kitany, MSc in Information Systems class of 1999 is the Chief of Staff, office of the Deputy President. As Chief of Staff, she will be responsible for staff acquisition and deployment at the Deputy President’s office. Prior to that Marianne was the IT manager at Kenya Railways.
Dorcas Muthoni, an entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer and founder of OPENWORLD LTD (www.openworld.co.ke), a leading e-Government and Business Technology Solutions firm. She is a member of the council of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa – FOSSFA.She is also a co-founder of LinuxChix Africa, a technical capacity building initiative for women which organizes annual Computing Career Conferences with a special emphasis on encouraging the uptake of computing careers amongst young women and high school girls.
Bridget is Manager, Governance at Bharti Airtel. She has developed a caree in Information Systems Assurance having worked previously at Delloite and Protiviti
Steve Mutinda runs Shimba Technologies that provides channel development, information dissemination and transaction processing of key content; they develops tailor made corporate mobile solutions. More: http://www.shimbamobile.com/
Jessica Colaço is a Researcher, Mobile and Robotics Technology Evangelist, Founder of Mobile Boot Camp Kenya, Co-founder of AkiraChix, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica, TEDGlobal Fellow 2009 and a Bass guitarist in Nairobi, Kenya. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya’s business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. She has organized several Mobile Boot Camps in Kenya as well as the first Facebook Developer Garage in Kenya in 2008. She has been featured by CNN Labs, Wired UK and other mainstream media.
Jessica Colaço is the Research Lead at iHub Research and Founding Manager at iHub between 2010 and 2011. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology and Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi. As an undergraduate Computer Science student, she had been exploring the possibility of studying mobile GIS (Geographic Information Systems) systems for her thesis work. She developed a mobile application known as Wireless Map Service (WMS), which received great accolade from the public during the 10th annual IEEE Engineering Students Exhibition in September 2007.
She is a certified researcher and has carried out various research studies in conjunction with Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC) at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. She was the Research Leader at Strathmore Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC) at Strathmore University and used her position to spearhead and manage the research projects within the company.
Judith Owigar is the president of Akirachix; a revolution for African women and technology. She is a coder, a blogger and a tech enthusiast. She is Winner of the 2011 Change Agent Awards – Sponsored by Google. Here are some other h
ighlights about Judith
Daily Nation March 12, 2013
Daily Nation March 20, 2013
Daily Nation December 13, 2010
Daily Nation April 11, 2009
Standard Digital May 10, 2012
Standard Digital May 2, 2012
Standard Digital Feb 26, 2011
Edwin Seno runs OTB Africa - IT solution provider in the development of enterpise software and mobile solutions. More: http://www.otbafrica.com
A new mobile money concept that uses the Safaricom and Airtel money transfer platforms
Linet is Founder of the books2schools initiative. Co-founder Akirachix, young women in computing. Project Lead on the Kenya Open Data Initiative at the Kenya ICT Board. A recognized Unsung Hero by the former US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger. She is currently Software Enginee at Carnegie Mellon University.
Linet has been highlighted in many such as these
Daily Nation March 12, 2013
Daily Nation November 20, 2012
Daily Nation June 30, 2012
Daily Nation January 11, 2012
Derrick Lungaho was the first student intern of the Google African Trainee Programme, Zurich in 2010. He has been extensively involved in projects with the School of Computing and Informatics in collaboration with Nokia Research Centre – Nairobi since 2010. He has wide experience in developing mobile and server based solutions.
Simon is a Senior Software Engineer and consultant at Pajat Solutions Oy where he develops web based and SMS applications for a data mapping and visualization product called Poimapper. Simon is also the founder of Kisasa Technologies, which deals with coffee and dairy co-operative societies in rural Kenya. Kisasa technologies has developed the award winning application called Kilimo-Online that effectively and efficiently serves the coffee and dairy industry in over 10 Co-operative societies
Daniel Mainye is the County Business Development Manager at Seven Seas Technologies where he has worked since leaving school. He is responsible for needs of counties throughout Kenya. He is also the Program Manager for Knowledge for Life, a corporate social initiative that has benefited many students of the School. See http://www.sevenseastech.com/index.php/pagina-de-artigo/pagina-de-artigo-2-2-2/#sthash.qNl2yTVF.dpbs
Steve Maina runs BTI Millman - IT Solutions Provider specializing in the provision of mobile-based software solutions. More: http://www.btimillman.com/
Eric is an Information Security Consultant and IS Auditor with Ernst & Young Kenya. He is involved in ethical hacking i.e. attack and penetration testing, and Information Systems Audit. He has a background as a Mobile Applications Developer working on projects with the School of Computing and Informatics in collaboration with Nokia Research Centre. He also has prior experience in Accounting and Financial
Catherine has continued to receive recognition, accolades and prizes all over the world by creating a product named SasaAfrica. This is a women‐owned and operated social enterprise that offers an innovative and independent platform for female artisans and entrepreneurs in Africa to create micro-enterprises, connecting developing world vendors to global e-commerce, even if they do not have access to the Internet, a computer, or a bank account. More about Kate Mahugu (www.sasaafrica.com).
Frank Ochieng, was an intern of the Google African Trainee Programme, Zurich 2012.
Currently running his own company (Deveint), Anthony is consulting with a few other companies and working part-time for C4DLab, University of Nairobi. Also Lead, GDG (Google Developer Group) Nairobi. More: http://nandaa.com/about
Brian Kinyua is a name and a brand in the field of Game Programming industry in Kenya. His started back in the time when he was an undergraduate student at the School of Computing & Informatics, University of Nairobi where he graduated with Bsc. in Computer Science in the year 2012. He together with three other partners founded a company for Game Development, "University of Games" - read more from the following links: http://www.uogames.net/ , http://sci.uonbi.ac.ke/node/951